Blog: Ideas for improving Executive Leadership and High-Stakes Communication

How to Become an Authentic Leader

Eric Nitzberg | June 17th, 2012

How to Become an Authentic Leader It turns out the concept of “authentic leadership” is a pretty new one.  A recent review of academic articles on authentic leadership found fewer than 100 of them, and most were published within the […]

How to Speak Like a CEO, by Suzanne Bates

Eric Nitzberg | May 12th, 2012

Review of How to Speak Like a CEO, by Suzanne Bates This is a good overview of leadership communication skills.  It emphasizes authenticity, and it covers a broad range of communication topics such as speech / presentation preparation, question and […]

Leverage Better Technology in 2012

Eric Nitzberg | April 3rd, 2012

If you’re serious about getting something substantial done in 2012, you probably do a lot of planning, dreaming and strategizing around this time of year.  In my own planning for the New Year, one of my focus areas is to […]

Slide:ology, by Nancy Duarte

Eric Nitzberg | March 28th, 2012

This is a terrific book.  More than a primer on creating slides, it really is an introduction to visual design, and how to think like a visual designer.  It doesn’t provide technical guidance about how to operate Powerpoint; it’s all […]

Exercise for More Brain Power

Eric Nitzberg | February 19th, 2012

I’m currently reading Brain Rules by John Medina.  It’s one of a number of popular books on brain science that have striking relevance to leadership, and to modern life.  Here are a few ideas that really struck me: Research shows […]

Welcome to Nitzblog!

Eric Nitzberg | December 19th, 2011

Welcome to my blog! I am an executive coach, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a focus on helping leaders prepare for high-stakes presentations. I decided to start a blog at the advice of my editor, as I […]